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Horseshoe Mound

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What a great way to see Galena and ENJOY nature!

Nicely done; wonderful walk and great info placards about what you are seeing--whether it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We were surprised how nice this "park" is--worth a visit

If your near Galena --this is worth a visit. It's just 5 minutes south of Galena--and a simple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Average4%
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  • Terrible1%
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“gravel road”(14 reviews)
“hiking trails”(4 reviews)
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1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9412
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is such a pretty, well kept place to go when you want to get away from town. It's very peaceful. There are pictures showing you where you are and what you are looking out across the valleys. The views are amazing. There are also...More

3  Thank Shona0522
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I tried to visit yesterday and today it was closed or is there another entrance. I was so disappointed was looking forward to seeing. No hours on website and is there another entrance I missed. Disappointed

5  Thank dotwolver
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely done; wonderful walk and great info placards about what you are seeing--whether it was plants/trees, or the flying birds that you may see. Great explanation of the seasonal solstice and use of the viewing area! Great place for FREE to take the kids and...More

1  Thank Tabby42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your near Galena --this is worth a visit. It's just 5 minutes south of Galena--and a simple drive up the mound. The only time it might be a problem is if it snowed.Otherwise--you don't need a 4 wheel.The folks to put this together should...More

Thank suedo66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice view. Steeeeeep driveway! The sign recommends four wheel drive but there were 2 wheel drive sedans in the lot. Not a lot of hiking trails.

Thank Rmhoffman60859
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cool Friday afternoon. The gps directions & roadsign for ‘horseshoe mound’ led us well. The one lane gravel road was a bit steep & windy but our car didn’t have troubles. There was one other car when we arrived and 2...More

Thank Amy_WDM
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We hiked the entire place. Warm day in September. Taking pics in a narrow grassy area between the wild flowers and large rocks. Finished photographing, turned around, took A step or two and saw a huge snack move! I might have stepped on it, had...More

Thank ILcornstalk
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

You can see for miles and if you walk a little farther you can see the Mississippi. The drive in was rough and there is a sign saying use four wheel drive but we made it up just fine.

1  Thank MattP1872
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Great lookout--you can see for miles. The trek up is a little rough, especially as you near the summit--gravel can be slippery, so use caution. We don't have 4 wheel drive but still made it. Interesting history.

1  Thank MusicgirlOakLawnIL
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We enjoyed seeing the views. The drive up is on a steep winding gravel road. Caution should be used. There are a few little stations with crank handles that tell about the flora and fauna of the area. Also a few viewing scopes to look...More

Thank cakelady1964
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The drive is wonderful ..u should cross the ski areas with road going up and down to reach this place. Historic site in galena and just a small walk to the butterfly park will leave u to a beautiful panorama of the city .. worth...More

2  Thank Shobana N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect, pleasantly surprised. Views were quite pretty and a very nice drive. I would recommend.

1  Thank christinekZ749UI
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Emily P
26 September 2017|
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13 March 2017|
Response from Sherry C | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware of a chapel, but your question peaked my interest! I found (I think) what you are referring to. Check out Sinsinawa Mound - it's not far from Galena. And now I want to check it out next time we are in the... More
24 October 2016|
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Response from Tina S | Reviewed this property |
We were there 10/10. Not allot of color. Mainly yellows and green. Would expect weekend of 10/23 or this weekend to be in full color.